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Tue Sep 12, 2017, 03:31 PM

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand backs Bernie Sanders' bill for government-run 'single-payer' health care

Source: USA Today

WASHINGTON — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, often named as a potential Democratic presidential candidate, announced her support on Tuesday for Sen. Bernie Sanders' forthcoming legislation to create a "single-payer," government-run health care system.

The New Yorker is among 10 Democratic senators to publicly announce support for the “Medicare-For-All Act of 2017,” a move that that strengthens her progressive bona fides if she were to decide to run in a Democratic presidential primary.

Sanders, who generated a huge progressive following during his 2016 presidential campaign, has introduced single-payer health care legislation three times in previous years and has never had a co-sponsor.

The bill he will introduce Wednesday includes a provision Gillibrand wrote to allow Americans to buy into a not-for-profit public health insurance plan during the four-year transition period to a single-payer system, a federally administered program that would eliminate the role of private insurers in basic health care coverage.

Read more: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/09/12/kirsten-gillibrand-backs-bernie-sanders-bill-single-payer-health-care/657285001/

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Tue Sep 12, 2017, 09:38 PM

1. That's my Senator.

Go Sen. Gillibrand!

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